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Fedora 26 Accepted System Wide Changes Proposals

These changes have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 26 Release as System Wide Changes.

SSSD fast cache for local users

Enable resolving all users through the sss NSS modules for better performance.

Owners

  • Owner: Stephen Gallagher and Jakub Hrozek
  • Release notes owner: Simon Clark

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-02-13
  • Tracking bug: #1357418
  • Status: Change accepted

Python Classroom Lab

A new Python Classroom Lab will be created in 3 variants: Workstation based, Docker based and Vagrant based. It's an important step for our Fedora Loves Python initiative. The main audience are Python teachers and workshop instructors.

Owners

  • Owner:
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-02-13
  • Tracking bug: #1421610
  • Status: Change accepted


GNOME 3.24

Update GNOME to the latest upstream release, 3.24

Owners

  • Owner: Kalev Lember
  • Release notes owner: Simon Clark

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-02-13
  • Tracking bug: #1421599
  • Status: Change accepted


Modular Server Preview

As we progress down the modularity path, we finally have enough content, architecture and understanding that we would like to release an edition of Fedora that is actually usable. However, as we aren't ready for production yet, we would like to do a "preview" release so that people can see it and try it but it doesn't actually take the place of a production edition. As such this Change Proposal requests that we set up a "Modular Server Edition" with some sort of flag that indicates that it is meant for experimentation and not real use. We plan to model the Server Edition in content and most use scenarios.

Owners

  • Owner: Langdon White
  • Release notes owner: Simon Clark

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-02-06
  • Tracking bug: #1419506
  • Status: Change accepted

GCC7

Switch GCC in Fedora 26 to 7.x.y, rebuild all packages with it, or optionally rebuild just some packages with it and rebuild all packages only in Fedora 27.

Owners

  • Owner: Jakub Jelínek
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-01-10
  • Tracking bug: #1416374
  • Status: Change accepted


pkgconf as system pkg-config implementation

This change switches Fedora's system-wide/default pkg-config implementation to pkgconf, a new implementation of pkg-config that provides better support for handling .pc files and a stable library ABI/API for integrating into applications.

Owners

  • Owner: Igor Gnatenko, Neal Gompa
  • Release notes owner: Simon Clark

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-01-16
  • Tracking bug: #1413522
  • Status: Change accepted


Golang 1.8

Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.8 in Fedora 26, including rebuild of all dependent packages.

Owners

  • Owner: Jakub Čajka
  • Release notes owner: Simon Clark

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-01-09
  • Tracking bug: #1411242
  • Status: Change accepted

Ruby 2.4

Ruby 2.4 is the latest stable version of Ruby. Many new features and improvements are included for the increasingly diverse and expanding demands for Ruby. With this major update from Ruby 2.3 in Fedora 24 to Ruby 2.4 in Fedora 26, Fedora becomes the superior Ruby development platform.

Owners

  • Owner: Vít Ondruch
  • Release notes owner: Simon Clark

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-01-06
  • Tracking bug: #1410720
  • Status: Change accepted

Enable systemd-coredump by default

Enable systemd-coredump by default. Core dumps will be accessible via the coredumpctl tool.

Owners

  • Owner: Michael Catanzaro
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2016-12-19
  • Tracking bug: #1405995
  • Status: Change accepted

GHC 8.0

Update the GHC Haskell compiler in Fedora from version 7.10 to the current stable version 8.0, with much improved support for aarch64, ppc64, and ppc64le.

Owners

  • Owner: Jens Petersen, Haskell_SIG
  • Release notes owner: Simon Clark

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2016-12-05
  • Tracking bug: #1401438
  • Status: Change accepted


Fedora 26 Boost 1.63 upgrade

This change brings Boost 1.63.0 to Fedora 26. This will mean F26 ships with a recent upstream Boost release.

Owners

  • Owner: Jonathan Wakely
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2016-12-05
  • Tracking bug: #1401431
  • Status: Change accepted

Fedora 26 C/C++ Compilation Flags Updates

This change updates the default C/C++ compilation flags, as determined by the redhat-rpm-config package.

Owners

  • Owner: Florian Weimer
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2016-11-21
  • Tracking bug: #1397147
  • Status: Change accepted

Retire Synaptics Driver

Retire the xorg-x11-drv-synaptics driver and remove it from user's install.

Owners

  • Owner: Peter Hutterer
  • Release notes owner: Simon Clark

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2016-11-14
  • Tracking bug: #1394836
  • Status: Change accepted

AARCH64 - 48-bit VA

Enable 48bit VA on AARCH64

Owners

  • Owner: Jeremy Linton
  • Release notes owner: Simon Clark

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2016-11-14
  • Tracking bug: #1394837
  • Status: Change accepted

OpenSSL 1.1.0

Rebase of OpenSSL package to 1.1.0 version

Owners

  • Owner: Tomáš Mráz
  • Release notes owner: Simon Clark

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2016-10-03
  • Tracking bug: #1381131
  • Status: Change accepted

DNF 2.0

DNF rebase to version 2.0.

Owners

  • Owner: Igor Gnatenko
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2016-09-19
  • Tracking bug: #1377324
  • Status: Change accepted

Python 3.6

Update the Python 3 stack in Fedora from Python 3.5 to Python 3.6.

Owners

  • Owner: Charalampos Stratakis
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2016-09-05
  • Tracking bug: #1373132
  • Status: Change accepted

Category:ChangeAcceptedF26 and Category:SystemWideChange

Fedora 26 Accepted Self Contained Changes Proposals

These changes have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 26 Release as Self Contained Changes.

Arm Support In FMW

Fedora Media Writer will gain the ability to write ARM images to SD cards and other portable media.

  • Owner: Martin Bříza
  • Last updated: 2017-03-16
  • Completed: no

Python 3 C.UTF-8 locale

The standalone Python 3.6 binary will automatically attempt to coerce the C locale to C.UTF-8, unless the new PYTHONCOERCECLOCALE environment variable is set to 0.

  • Owner: Nick Coghlan
  • Last updated: 2017-03-16
  • Completed: no

libpinyin 2.0

libpinyin 2.0 featuring multiple sentence candidates

  • Owner: Peng Wu
  • Last updated: 2017-02-15
  • Completed: no

Docker SDK for Python, version 2

Add new version of "Docker SDK for Python" to Fedora. This obsoletes existing python-docker-py package.

  • Owner: Tomas Tomecek
  • Last updated: 2017-02-27
  • Completed: no


The GNU C Library version 2.25

Switch glibc in Fedora 26 to glibc version 2.25.

  • Owner: Carlos O'Donell
  • Last updated: 2017-02-03
  • Completed: no


Replace Coolkey with OpenSC

There are more PKCS#11 libraries supporting the same smart cards in the system. For the next releases, we would like to promote OpenSC as a default PKCS#11 provided in place where Coolkey driver is used these days, which will extend a list of supported smart cards and make use of the most of the OpenSC.

  • Owner: Jakub Jelen
  • Last updated: 2017-02-13
  • Completed: no

LDC 1.1.0

Update LDC to 1.1.0 in Fedora 26.

  • Owner: Kalev Lember
  • Last updated: 2017-02-13
  • Completed: no

Container Minimal Image

Produce a new container image that contains as little as possible, but also still provides the ability to install packages from dnf repositories.

  • Owner: Dusty Mabe
  • Last updated: 2017-02-13
  • Completed: no

Docker Overlay 2

Change the default Docker Storage to use OverlayFS via the overlay2 driver, for better performance.

  • Owner: Dan Walsh
  • Last updated: 2017-02-06
  • Completed: no

LXQt Spin

A Fedora Spin providing the LXQt desktop environment.

  • Owner: Christian Dersch
  • Last updated: 2017-02-06
  • Completed: no


Fontconfig cache directory change

The fontconfig cache files are placed onto /var/cache/fontconfig now. this seems incompatible with the ostree model. so this is a proposal to move it to /usr/lib/fontconfig/cache.

  • Owner: Akira TAGOH
  • Last updated: 2017-01-25
  • Completed: no

Base Runtime

We will deliver the first release of Base Runtime, a module providing base operating system features that application level modules can build and depend on. This module will be the foundation of the new modular Fedora 26 Server release.

  • Owner: Petr Šabata
  • Last updated: 2017-01-16
  • Completed: no

Golang buildmode PIE

Change default build mode of golang in Fedora packaging macros to buildmode=pie, which results in packages using them to produce Position Independent Executables. Another part of the change is to pass the Fedora hardened linker flags to the external linker(regular system linker). In result reducing exploit-ability of binaries.

  • Owner: Jakub Čajka
  • Last updated: 2017-01-16
  • Completed: no

Authconfig Cleanup

Removal of obsolete and unmaintainable code from Authconfig such as the support for configuring Hesiod and the authconfig GTK2 based GUI and TUI.

  • Owner: Tomáš Mráz
  • Last updated: 2016-12-19
  • Completed: no

Java/OpenJDK enforces the system-wide crypto policy

As it is now, the System-wide crypto policy in F25 is enforced by the OpenSSL, GnuTLS and NSS TLS libraries. To harmonize crypto across all applications in Fedora, including the Java ones, OpenJDK is enhanced to respect the settings of the system-wide crypto policy as well.

  • Owner: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
  • Last updated: 2016-12-12
  • Completed: no

Zend Framework 3

Update Zend Framework to latest version 3.

  • Owner: Remi Collet and PHP SIG
  • Last updated: 2016-12-12
  • Completed: no

Modular Compose

For Fedora 26, we would like to modify the compose tools (pungi) to produce an additional experimental variant, derived from modules built in the Module Build Service.

  • Owner: Ralph Bean
  • Last updated: 2016-11-21
  • Completed: no

Module Build Service

We will deploy an instance of the Module Build Service to production in Fedora Infrastructure. Other teams will use this service to produce some "modular" content for the Fedora 26 release.

  • Owner: Ralph Bean
  • Last updated: 2016-11-21
  • Completed: no

Blivet-GUI in Anaconda

Add blivet-gui as an alternative option for storage configuration in Anaconda Installer.

  • Owner: Vojtěch Trefný
  • Last updated: 2016-11-14
  • Completed: no

PHP 7.1

Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.1.x

  • Owner: Remi Collet and PHP SIG
  • Last updated: 2016-10-25
  • Completed: no

BIND version 9.11

BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) version 9.11 is the latest stable major update of the widely used DNS server. Besides new features, some settings defaults have changed since the previous major version (9.10).

  • Owner: Michal Ruprich
  • Last updated: 2016-10-17
  • Completed: no

OpenSSH Crypto Policy (Client)

OpenSSH client will follow system-wide crypto policies already followed by other cryptographic libraries and tools. It will allow to use different security levels defined system-wide.

  • Owner: Jakub Jelen
  • Last updated: 2016-10-17
  • Completed: no

Category:ChangeAcceptedF26 and Category:SelfContainedChange